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Here’s to Friendships…

Friends. They’re the people we turn to in times of need, times of joy, times of love. They’re the people who love us for who we are, what we believe in and throughout thick and thin. They’re the people we surround ourselves with, in order to create a positive and happy life. What would life be like without friends? Lonesome? Boring?

Today made me think. Think about how lucky I am to be surrounded by such great people, supportive, loving and caring friends, who I know would always be there for me. My partners in crime. It was recently a dear friends 19th birthday, so we decided to throw him a surprise birthday meal, consisting of Nandos, birthday banners, badges, the works. Lying to the poor boy all week, pretending that no one could come. This all went wrong in the end when he eventually arrived, looking unimpressed and stating that his birthday was the week previous. However despite all the cake mishaps and the unimpressed birthday boy, the night was a success.

It made me feel privileged to be able to call these people my friends, to be surrounded by people in which I can count on. Not everyone is so lucky. Everyone seeks to be accepted for who they are, to be included and feel part of a group. By surrounding yourselves with the right friends, you can achieve this. It has taken me a long time to realize this, but ensuring you are surrounded by positive people that you love, can cause you so much more happiness than toxic friendships, that cause more harm than good. Sometimes it may be painful, but the best thing to do is to end these relationships and form closer relations to those there to support you, love you and make you laugh. These are the people that matter. The people in whom no matter how much time passes, are still there cheering you on throughout hardship. The people who make you cry tears of laughter until your belly aches from too much giggling. These are the people you need to keep in your life.

I took my camera along to the meal, I know these are not my usual photography standard shots, but I love them and still want to share them, as they mean more to me than any of the artsy photographs that I may take. Also, I’m sorry for the rambling nature of this post, I wrote it very late at night.

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Peace.

-B

P.s. ‘James is awesome’

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